Growing up, St George Illawarra's Zac Lomax proudly hung a poster of idol Greg Inglis on his wall.
But Inglis joked any image of him in the Lomax household now would have darts in it after the Dragons teenager was set on a collision course with the South Sydney great in Saturday night's NRL semi-final.
Armed with just three NRL games to his name, 18-year-old Lomax looks set to be handed rugby league's toughest assignment - stopping Rabbitohs superstar Inglis.
The centre has been retained in the starting backline and is set to line up against Inglis despite Euan Aitken's return from a hamstring injury.
Aitken - considered a fringe NSW Origin player this year - has been named on an extended bench.
"Yeah, I got news that he had posters of me on his wall," Inglis said of Lomax.
"He's probably got darts on my face (now)."
Lomax has been a revelation since filling in for Aitken in round 25, ensuring a selection headache for Dragons coach Paul McGregor.
Aitken is still a chance of being injected into the starting side by McGregor.
But Lomax looks set to get the nod, taking over the goalkicking from injured captain Gareth Widdop (shoulder).
Lomax is also no slouch in attack after terrorising Brisbane's defence in the Dragons' stunning 48-18 elimination final win last week.
However, his defence may be called on most if he lines up against Inglis - easily Lomax's biggest test to date.
"Obviously he's a strong, young kid. I think he's 11 years younger than me," Inglis said of Lomax.
"He'll be a good match-up. I'm prepared for either or (Lomax or Aitken). I just gotta lead my side in what I do and that's by my actions."
Mr Fixit Kurt Mann replaces five-eighth Widdop and fitness concerns James Graham (concussion) and Jack de Belin (ankle) were named.
Widdop looks set for a shoulder reconstruction but the Dragons have played down concerns for England prop Graham and NSW lock de Belin after they went down against Brisbane.
Back-rower Tyson Frizell and rake Cameron McInnes will co-captain the Dragons in Widdop's absence.
Kiwi veteran winger Jason Nightingale - who will retire at season's end - has been named as 18th man.
South Sydney named an unchanged team with Inglis (ribs), Angus Crichton (neck) and Adam Reynolds (shoulder) all cleared.
At Cronulla, Scott Sorensen replaces co-captain Wade Graham (knee) in the starting back-row for Friday night's semi-final against Penrith.
Kurt Capewell is back from injury and on the bench while centre Jesse Ramien (ankle) has been named 18th man.
Penrith boast an unchanged side despite Wayde Egan returning from a knee injury.